Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Particles

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October 2023

Issue 115





The 20th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference (ELS-2023) JQSRT Topical Issue

This is a kindly reminder that the 20th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference (ELS-2023) JQSRT Topical Issue is open for submissions.

Manuscript submission information:

Submission Deadline: 1-Mar-2024. The special issue manuscripts will be available online once it is accepted in its collections. We do not have to wait until all SI manuscripts are accepted for publication.

The submission website for this journal is located at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/JQSRT/default.asp

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue you are editing, it is important that authors select VSI: ELS-2023 when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Author Guidelines and Manuscript Submission can be found at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/radiation-measurements/1350-4487/guide-for-authors.


- New theoretical developments, numerical simulations, and laboratory measurements of light scattering by nonspherical and morphologically complex particles and particle groups

- Detection and characterization of atmospheric particulates using laboratory, in situ, and remote sensing techniques

- Scattering of light by terrestrial aerosols and clouds, oceanic particulates, solar system objects, exoplanets, stellar disks, and various astrophysical objects

- Applications of light scattering methods in biology and biomedicine

- Near-field and coherent effects in light scattering, optical trapping, and manipulation

- Light scattering methods to control material properties and technological applications.

If you have a manuscript, which fits the conference scope, either accepted or under review in JQSRT, you can support the conference and the community by asking editors to transfer you submission to the named Special Issue.


Best regards,

ELS-XX Topical Issue editors

The 14th meeting on Cosmic Dust: first circular
WEBSITE: https://www.cps-jp.org/~dust/

VENUE: Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602, JAPAN


DATE: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2024


OBJECTIVES: This series of Cosmic Dust meetings aims at finding a consensus among experts on the formation and evolution of cosmic dust: where it comes from and where it goes. The meeting is organized by dust freaks who are very enthusiastic not only to make the goal achievable but also to establish a dust community across every scientifically relevant discipline for the development of cosmic dust research. For this reason, the primary objective of the meeting is to bring together professionals who deal with cosmic dust as well as provide an opportunity for participants to develop interpersonal relationships and scientific interactions among themselves.


SCOPE: All kinds of cosmic dust such as

- intergalactic dust

- circumnuclear dust

- interstellar dust

- protoplanetary disk dust

- debris disk dust

- cometary dust

- interplanetary dust

- circumplanetary dust

- stellar nebular condensates

- presolar grains

- micrometeorites

- meteoroids

- meteors

- regolith particles

- planetary aerosols

are the subject of discussion. The meeting is open for any aspects of dust research by means of different methods of studies (in-situ and laboratory measurements, astronomical observations, laboratory and numerical simulations, theoretical modeling, data analyses, etc.). Also welcome are papers on dust-related topics, for example:

- the formation of molecules and their reactions on and their desorption from the surface of a solid substance

- light scattering by non-spherical particles and particulate surfaces

- space missions and instrumentation for measurements of particulates


MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE: The total number of participants is limited to 50, inclusive of invited speakers and members of the meeting organizing committees.


ADMISSIONS APPLICATION: The Cosmic Dust meeting strictly forbids a walk-in attendee. To attend the meeting, please complete admissions application at the CPS website online. The application form is currently in preparation, but it will be ready prior to the distribution of the second circular. The deadline for the application is May 10, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00) and a late application will not be accepted. On account of the limitation on the number of participants, the online application does not guarantee admission to the meeting. Participants will be determined at the discretion of the SOC and all applicants will be notified of the admissions decision by May 31, 2024. Priority will be given to those who are highly motivated to meet in person and retain discussion throughout the meeting. For further details, please visit the Cosmic Dust website:



REGISTRATION FEE: While no payment is required at the time of admissions application and abstract submission, a registration fee will be charged to those whose admittances are guaranteed. The fee is TBD, but it will fall around US$100. No matter what circumstances are specified, the registration fee will not be waived. The payment of the registration fee permits free admission to all scientific sessions, daily coffee breaks, a banquet, and an excursion.


NOTES ON THE VENUE: Nagoya is a center of the Chukyo Industrial Zone and one of the three major megacities in Japan, located between the largest megacity Tokyo and the second largest megacity Osaka. The city is also known as a home of the Japan's national sport `sumo'. The Nagoya Basho Grand Sumo Tournament is annually held at Dolphins Arena, next to Nagoya Castle, and the 2024 Grand Tournament is scheduled for the period of July 14-28, prior to the next Cosmic Dust meeting. For more information on Nagoya, please visit the official website of Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau:




10 May 2024, Deadline for Admissions Application

31 May 2024, Notification of Admissions Decision

5-9 August 2024, Cosmic Dust



Jean-Charles Augereau (IPAG, France)

Cornelia Jaeger (MPIA, Germany)

Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya Univ., Japan)

Hiroshi Kimura (CIT/PERC, Japan) [Chair]

Ludmilla Kolokolova (Univ. of Maryland, USA)

Aigen Li (Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, USA)



Hiroki Chihara (Osaka Sangyo Univ.)

Takayuki Hirai (CIT/PERC)

Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya Univ.) [Chair]

Hiroshi Kimura (CIT/PERC)

Hiroshi Kobayashi (Nagoya Univ.)

Masashi Nashimoto (The Univ. of Tokyo)

Ayaka Okuya (NAOJ)

Tomomi Omura (Nagoya Univ.)

Takafumi Ootsubo (UOEH)

Hiroki Senshu (CIT/PERC)

Takashi Shimonishi (Niigata Univ..)

Koji Wada (CIT/PERC)

Yuki Yoshida (NAOJ)



Hiroshi Kimura dust-inquiries@cps-jp.org

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BRIEF HISTORY: The Cosmic Dust meeting started in 2006 as a session called Cosmic Dust of the 3rd AOGS (Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society) annual meeting in Singapore. Dust freaks have kept on organizing the session at subsequent AOGS meetings in Korea (2008), India (2010), and Taiwan (2011). The Cosmic Dust series has been recognized as the most successful session of the AOGS Planetary Sciences Section. In 2012, the time was ripe to be free from organizing restrictions on the AOGS meeting. From that time on, the Cosmic Dust meeting is totally independent of any international conferences and professional associations. The past meetings on Cosmic Dust have been held in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. So will be the coming one!

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The deadline for this job application is November 15, 2023.
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